Gannett seeks a reporter

The Akron Beacon Journal, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is seeking a reporter to add a dynamic and aggressive breaking news skill set to cover the Akron metro area and northeast Ohio. We’re seeking someone who can quickly cover breaking news involving public safety, business, politics, community events and other unexpected news. Live blogging […]

Six Akron Beacon Journal weeklies to close operations

The following excerpt was sent out from the Akron Beacon Journal: Six weekly newspapers in Cuyahoga Falls, Stow, Tallmadge, Twinsburg, Nordonia Hills and Aurora will cease print publication in late March. The free distribution weeklies, published by Akron Beacon Journal owner Gannett Co., have faced significant business challenges in recent years due to a decline in print […] doubles digital subscribers

The following excerpt note was sent out by the Akron Beacon Journal editor Michael Shearer: I’m happy to report the number of digital-only subscribers to more than doubled in 2020 and again in 2021 with a month left in the year. As print readership continues to erode and advertising remains competitive, a stable base of […] taps McDonnell to cover business

Sean McDonnell, a reporter at Akron Beacon Journal/, will be leaving to join to cover business. The website is the online version of The Plain Dealer newspaper. He has previously worked on the police beat at Elyria Chronicle-Telegram in Ohio and has freelanced for He also founded The Reserve News, along with three […]